What happens when a woman comes to orgasm

This happens during orgasm in the body of people with vaginas

Even if many worry their heads, especially before the first time: Sex is not rocket science. The basics are quickly explained and the act itself is often over pretty quickly anyway. What is not that easy, however, is the subject of orgasm - especially when it comes to people with vaginas. Because apart from the fact that some people have problems even climaxing, there are still gaps in terms of scientific explanation. In other words: For example, we don't know exactly about the anatomy of the clitoris, nor why women get an orgasm from an evolutionary point of view. In the following, we want to explain at least roughly what is going on in your body during the arousal, plateau, orgasm and relaxation phase.
The first step to orgasm is vaginal or clitoral stimulation. So far, so simple. After that it gets a bit more complicated and although humanity is so old, science still doesn't know 100 percent how the clitoris is built. Isn't it sad? What is certain is that there is a part that is visible to us: a small, ultra-sensitive “nerve bundle” that has an erectile tissue and is located exactly where the two inner labia meet. The outer end (analogous to the penis) is called the clitoral glans, over which the clitoral hood is located when at rest. From there, the clitoris continues inside and opens into two clitoral legs, which run into the labia majora. But that's about it when it comes to our knowledge of anatomy. So now let's go a step further and look at what happens in the body when the clitoris is stimulated.
When people with a vagina are aroused, most of them become moist, their pulse and blood pressure rise, the skin turns red, and the genitals swell from the blood supply. In addition, the muscles in the body tense. Shortly before orgasm, the outer part of the vagina fills with blood. As a result, it narrows and the orgasmic cuff is formed. Heartbeat and breathing become faster and faster, the muscle tension increases again. Eventually, the muscles of the vagina, anus, and uterus contract involuntarily and rhythmically. Some even have their whole bodies twitching, and some even release ejaculate through the urethra. After the climax, the muscles relax again, creating that great feeling of "release".
By the way, there are studies that indicate that the female orgasm increases the chances of getting pregnant because the sperm are transported faster into the fallopian tubes by the muscle contractions. However, it depends on the right timing. But that's just by the way. Back to what is happening in your body.
It’s not just in the muscles, but also in the brain that an orgasm is a real treat. In plain language: dopamine and oxytocin are released. The former is a messenger substance of the nervous system, which, to put it simply, is responsible for all good emotions and oxytocin provides, among other things, a feeling of closeness and empathy. In addition, a small study from 2006 shows that the hippocampus and amygdala areas of the brain are less active during sex before climax. Both areas are associated with the regulation of feelings (especially fear and worry). This indicates that it is especially important for those read as women to feel safe and relaxed so that they can orgasm.
Just as there are different ways to orgasm, there are also differences in anatomy from person to person. Every body is different and what works great for some people may not work for you. But that's okay, and the good thing is that the result of the stimulation - the orgasm - may not feel the same for everyone, but it is always fantastic. And on top of that, it can also bring a lot of health benefits! One more reason to take a closer look at your own body.